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Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has charged Officers and Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to brace up in the task of protecting critical government infrastructure in the country.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says he will not be distracted by the impunity and disregard for the rule of law by some lawmakers in the state House of Assembly in the onerous task of bringing development to every part of Edo State.
The Edo State Police Command said it is fully aware of plans by some political thugs to invade the state House of Assembly complex today, June 16, 2014.
The command has therefore, warned that any person or group of persons found formenting trouble in and around the Assembly complex would be dealt with accordingly.
The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa has waded into the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly urging the political actors to allow peace reign in the state.
Edo State Executive Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby congratulates the First Executive Governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun as he emerges the choice of the National caucus of the party for the office of the National Chairman.
Youths numbering over a thousand have staged a peaceful protest against Hon Friday Ogieriakhi, the suspended lawmaker representing Orhionmwon South Local Government Area in the State House of Assembly, over what they termed the sale of their mandate without consultation.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole has relieved Captain Felix Omokhodion, Senior Special Assistant on Projects Monitoring, of his appointment, in the public interest.
Captain Omokhodion is directed to hand over all government property in his possession to the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) within 24 hours of this announcement, please.
The Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr Peter Carter, says his Government will look at the opportunities which abound in Edo State with a view to attracting investors to the state.
Speaking today during a meeting with Governor Adams Oshiomhole in his office in Benin City, Mr Carter said: “I believe that there are good opportunities for British Companies most of which are keen to do business in Nigeria.
Edo State House of Assembly has commenced sittings for the first quarter, fourth session of the fifth Assembly with the adoption of the proposed Business Calendar for the quarter.
Presenting the proposed business calendar, the Majority Leader, Hon. Philip Shaibu who doubles as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee or Rulers, Business and Governor House stated that during the quarter, the House will sit for 60 days.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole has described the late Professor Dora Akunyili, one-time Minister of Information and Director-General of NAFDAC, as a true Amazon who left her imprints in the sands of time.
In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Peter Okhiria, Oshiomhole said: “Professor Dora Akunyili was a true patriot who put the country’s interest above her personal comforts as she displayed extreme courage, discipline, honesty and incorruptibility as Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says some members of the State House of Assembly who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got N50 million each to sell out.